In the fast pace world of technology it is nearly impossible (I’m a glass half full kind of guy so nothing is completely impossible) to keep your arms around the new advancements of all the infrastructure that resides within the walls of your data-center. With an ocean of information available to you at the click of a mouse and content growing at an incomprehensible rate it is hard to sort out beneficial content from the muda.
With that being said my career path, professional relationships, and overall passion for IBM Power technology should give me some credibility with our audience. So without further ado, here is my gift for you.
9 great documents (PDF’s) for better understanding IBM Power8 technology.
IBM Power8 Systems Brochure
The latest generation of IBM Power Systems, with POWER8 technology, is the first family of systems built with innovations that transform the power of big data and analytics, mobile, and cloud into competitive advantages in ways never before possible, putting data to work for you.
POWER8 Quick Reference Guide 10062014
This document provides fast answers and comparisons on the basic features of the new POWER8 processor-based servers.
IBM POWER8 systems facts and features
Document provides a more detailed look at the facts and features of the Power8 lineup.
IBM Power8 System S814 Data Sheet
Data sheet focusing on the IBM Power System S814 one-socket server that supports up to eight IBM POWER8 cores. It is designed for midsized business customers consolidating UNIX, IBM i and Linux workloads in a flexible 4U rack-optimized or tower form factor.
IBM Power8 System S824 Data Sheet
The Power S824 server is a two-socket server supporting up to 24 POWER8 cores in a dense, 4U rack-optimized form factor. It’s designed for midsized and large businesses who are looking to consolidate UNIX, IBM i and Linux workloads in a flexible 4U rack-optimized form factor.
IBM Power8 Systems Performance Report
Document contains performance and benchmark results for IBM Power8 servers and workstations running the UNIX (AIX), IBM i, and Linux operating systems.
TCA / TCO Advantages of using POWER8
Document from the STG IT Optimization Consulting Team, illustrating the value of POWER8 Systems. This document offers full stack TCA/TCO examples comparing Power8 to the competition.
Infrastructure Matters: POWER8 vs XEON x86
In this document Clabby Analytics examines the key differences between IBM Power and x86. Their research and findings offer a great backing for the raw Power IBM has delivered in the IBM Power8 Processor.
IBM PowerVM Data Sheet
PowerVM provides industrial-strength virtualization technologies for AIX, IBM i, and Linux on IBM Power Systems. By virtualizing processor, memory, storage and I/O resources it enables increased asset utilization, enhanced infrastructure flexibility, and reduced cost.
Other Great Blog Posts
- Benefit for Mid-Sized Business’s Running on IBM Power8 (S814 & S824) Systems
- Designing Solutions NOT Just Selling Products
- IBM i Power Systems External Storage Support Matrix
- Of Age and Passion – Words from the Dr. of IBM i (AS/400, I SERIES, SYSTEM I)
- Power8 Comparison – S814 vs. Power7+ 720
- Power8 4U Comparison – S824 vs. Power7+ 740
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